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Variation in cell wall composition and bioenergy potential of rice straw
In most grain crops the leaf and straw is often under-utilized. This biomass is largely plant cell wall, whose heterogeneous composition and recalcitrance limits end uses such as forage or bioenergy. I review the desirable ...
Understanding broad-spectrum disease resistance in rice : prompting a genome-wide uprising
Contributor:Tonnessen, Bradley William
Rice is the main staple food crop of the world, and thus, the detriments caused by rice diseases are a threat to international food security. The emergence of new virulent strains of pathogens can significantly reduce ...
Exploiting rice diversity to uncover durable and broad-spectrum resistance
Contributor:Bossa-Castro, Ana María
Rice is the staple food for human consumption and feeds over half the world's population. Major constraints towards a sustainable productivity of this cereal are losses caused by bacterial diseases, such as bacterial blight ...